AUTHENTIC, NATURAL & BABY-LED PHOTOGRAPHY

I'm Emma and I get to call photographing tiny humans my job, pretty sweet! My approach to newborn photography is to capture you and your baby as candidly as I can in the comfort of your own surroundings. I don't use props because I think babies are perfect just as they are.

NEWBORNS & BABIES IN THE STUDIO

MINIMALIST STUDIO PHOTOGRAPHY

I photograph newborns at two really lovely stages, either their first 14 days when they’re at their sleepiest and tiniest, or up to 6 months, when they're awake and their personalities are starting to really show.

For shoots that take place in the first 14 days, you’ll get beautifully natural sleepy pictures focusing on all your baby’s tiny brand new details, everything new parents are utterly besotted with. If you choose an up to 6 months shoot your baby will most likely be awake during the shoot and my focus will be on their eye contact, smiles, and everything that makes up their unique character.

With both shoot types you have the option to add on parent/family portraits at the end, these are shot very informally, just you interacting with baby and no awkward posing. Your final gallery will be ready within 3-4 weeks and will be delivered via digital download making it very convenient for saving and sharing the images. Typically you will receive around 70 final images, all in high resolution with full printing rights.

MINI SESSIONS – limited availability

At set times throughout the year and on a limited basis I offer studio mini sessions. These sessions last 30 minutes and are shot using just one neutral backdrop and don't include parent/family portraits. Baby can be asleep or awake for these sessions and you will receive 10 edited digital files with full printing rights, delivered via digital download. This shoot type is perfect for gifting or for families who don't want a full shoot but still want a beautiful documentary of their new baby. The availability of studio minis is announced via my social media channels (FB & instagram) and are usually limited to specific months of the year. Mini sessions are only suitable for babies 14 days or under, older babies require a longer session time.

SESSION LOCATION & DURATION

I have a cosy home studio just off Queen’s Road in Aberdeen’s west end. Typically full studio sessions take between 2-3 hours and mini sessions take 30-45 minutes.

EXAMPLE SESSION

You can see an example of a typical studio session here

 

NEWBORNS & BABIES AT HOME

DOCUMENTARY SESSIONS AT HOME

My in home sessions are candid and documentary in style. The focus is you and your little one and telling the story of your family, whether that’s giving baby a bath or just cuddling on the couch. I also take lots of pictures of baby on his or her own, focusing on all the tiny details. For those images I might photograph baby on your bed, in their crib or somewhere else in your home. I don't bring any props or equipment with me other than my cameras, it's all about using your environment as the backdrop. These sessions can take place from birth to 6 months old.

TIME AND DURATION

I usually find mornings are best but the shoot can happen whenever you like and lasts between 1-2 hours.

PRICE

£500 (incs all digital files with full printing rights)

 

hospital sessions

(aka fresh 48)

what are hospital sessions?

Fresh 48/hospital sessions are short documentary style shoots which takes place just after baby is born, around 24-48 hours old. Usually lasting no more than 30 minutes, the whole session is very relaxed and is shot bedside. Babies change so much in the first few days so fresh 48 is a beautiful way to record them at their newest and tiniest. Don't worry about how you look or having to make any special effort, I know how tiring the first couple of days are and I will shoot baby on his or her own or with you.

price

£300 (incs all digital files and full printing rights)

 

PRICING & BOOKING

SIMPLE PRICING

I simply charge a flat rate for the whole shoot and that includes all of your images in high resolution with full printing rights. You receive your images via an online gallery and you can download the images to your home computer, tablet or phone, it’s also perfect for sharing with friends & family. I do offer a printing service but there is never any obligation to use this. You can see my prices above.

WHEN TO BOOK

It's usual to book whilst you are still pregnant, anytime after your 20 weeks scan is perfect. We won’t know when your baby will actually arrive so I block out session times and we confirm an actual date once your baby has arrived.

If your baby has already been born, I can sometimes fit sessions at shorter notice so please do get in touch.

HOW TO BOOK

You can ask questions, check my availability or book by filling in the enquiry form at the bottom of this page.

Featured Sessions

(so you can see how I approach documenting newborn sessions and see if I am right for your family)

 

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

WHAT HAPPENS IF I BOOK AND MY BABY ARRIVES EARLY OR LATE?

Don’t worry about it, lots of babies don’t arrive on their due date. Once you are booked in I allow for your baby to be early or late by blocking various dates out for your shoot. I also limit the amount of newborns I shoot each month so I always have good availability for every baby, no matter when they decide to appear.

WHERE DO THE SESSIONS TAKE PLACE?

In the comfort of your own home.

HOW LONG WILL THE SESSION TAKE?

1-2 hours

WHAT IF MY BABY WON’T SETTLE?

Don’t worry about it, if you are stressed and anxious, your baby will sense that. All newborns are different and my style of shooting is very natural so it's not a problem.

DO YOU USE PROPS?

Not really, I like to keep the images very minimalist, focusing on all your baby’s little details.

WHAT SHOULD OUR BABY WEAR?

I think something plain and close-fitting works best so baby is the main focus, but anything you like is fine as these are your images so you can pick out whatever you want.

HOW MANY PHOTOGRAPHS WILL WE GET?

You will get all of your final images, anything from 50-100 images.

DO WE GET THE DIGITAL FILES?

Yes, you will receive all of your final images via password protected digital download making it very convenient for saving your images to your devices at home.

CAN WE MAKE OUR OWN PRINTS?

You sure can, until your heart’s content. You can never have enough cute baby pictures.

HOW LONG DOES IT TAKE TO GET OUR FINAL PICTURES?

3-4 weeks.

 

Kind Words

Harvey

After being recommended Emma Lawson Photography by a friend, I decided to book a bump photo shoot as well as a newborn shoot once ‘bumpy’ arrived. I’m so glad I did, as I love all the photos. Emma instantly made me feel relaxed during my pregnancy shoot. My husband came along too, but was a little unsure of having a bump shoot. However, with Emma’s laid back and relaxed approach we forgot we were even in front of the camera lens.

A month or so later Emma came along to meet our new addition for his newborn shoot. She was brilliant with our baby boy Harvey. Such a natural with newborn babies and she has oodles of patience. You can definitely tell she loves what she does. My husband and I love the beautiful pictures Emma took for us, capturing memories we with cherish so much for many years to come. Thank you Emma X

EMILY

As new nervous parents we were slightly nervous about how Emily would react to a photo shoot but it was such a relaxing, exciting experience! Emma made us feel very relaxed and we took our time and worked around Emily. The photos have turned out amazing and well exceed our expectations. We can’t wait to show her off to the world! thanks Emma!

MATTHEW

Thank you we love the pictures so much and can’t stop looking at them, I already have my favourites. You have captured Matthew’s little personality and we finally have pictures of the three of us! You did a perfect job!

ODELL

The shoot was super comfortable and relaxing with plenty of opportunity to stop for feeds, changes and cuddles (!) The pictures are beautiful – simple and timeless. I can’t recommend Emma enough and am excited to show the shots off to all our friends and family!

MAISY

We had Emma for our newborn shoot and she was fabulous. She is such a nice person, very chilled and so patient. We absolutely LOVE the photos she took of Maisy. So much so we are booking her for Maisys 1st Birthday shoot and our wedding.

Max

Thank you Emma for doing what you do best and giving us so many wonderful pics of our beautiful baby boy we can cherish forever.

 

Investment

as a guide 28-38 weeksMaternity

STUDIO OR OUTDOOR MATERNITY SESSION | STUDIO £250 / LOCATION £300

1 hour session in my studio, your home or outdoors
All images edited/retouched in my unique house style
All digital files included, with full printing rights
A wooden boxed USB containing all of your images
Online gallery for downloading and sharing images
Optional facebook preview straight after the shoot
Final images ready within 2-3 weeks of your shoot date

for babies under 14 days / 6-8 weeksNewborn

NEWBORN STUDIO SESSION | £500

2-3 hour session in my studio in Aberdeen’s westend
Simple baby-led posing with a minimalist feel
All images edited/retouched in my unique house style
All digital files included, with full printing rights
A wooden boxed USB containing all of your images
Online gallery for downloading and sharing images
Optional facebook preview straight after the shoot
Final images ready within 3-4 weeks of your shoot date

around 6-9 monthsOlder Babies

STUDIO SITTER SESSIONS | £250

For babies who can sit up unassisted, usually 6-9 months
45 minute session in my studio in Aberdeen’s westend
All images edited/retouched in my unique house style
All digital files included, with full printing rights
A wooden boxed USB containing all of your images
Online gallery for downloading and sharing images
Optional facebook preview straight after the shoot
Final images ready within 2-3 weeks of your shoot date

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AUTHENTIC, NATURAL & BABY-LED NEWBORN PHOTOGRAPHY

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